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初めて
始めて
甫めて
Readings

hajimete
English
Adverb (fukushi)
May take the particle 'no'
See also: 始める・1
for the first time

Adverb (fukushi)
after the -te form of a verb
only after ... is it ..., only when ... do you ..., not until ... do you ..., (one's) first

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Grammar
て初めて: not until, only after
てははじめて
てはじめての
Kanjis
ON: ショ KUN: はじ.め, はじ.めて, はつ, はつ-, うい-, -そ.める, -ぞ.め
first time, beginning

Stroke: 7 Grade: 4 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-5-2 FC: 3722.2


ON: KUN: はじ.める, -はじ.める, はじ.まる
commence, begin

Stroke: 8 Grade: 3 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 1-3-5 FC: 4346.6


ON: ホ, フ KUN: はじ.めて
for the first time, not until

Stroke: 7 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 4-7-3 FC: 5322.2


Phrases
16歳の時、初めてテニスをした。
Parts: (さい) (とき) 初めて (はじめて) テニス
When I was sixteen, I played tennis for the first time.

しかし、抗議を通して始めて自由で開かれた社会が維持されるのである。
Parts: 然し (しかし) 抗議 (こうぎ) を通して (をとおして) 初めて (はじめて) 自由 (じゆう) 開く (あく) 社会 (しゃかい) 維持 (いじ) 為れる (される) である
Only through protest can a free and open society be maintained.

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